Located 30 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, is the 42.247 square mile city called Simi Valley. It is a community in the southeast corner of Ventura County. Simi Valley is surrounded by beautiful neighboring cities such as Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and the Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth. It is also connected to the nearby San Fernando Valley by the Santa Susana Pass in the extreme east of Simi Valley.
Simi Valley has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, which is warm and dry. During the summers, temperatures are in the 70’s on average. In the winter months, temperatures average in the 50’s. Simi Valley, CA is ranked as the fifth happiest town in the United States. According to crime rate statistics, Simi Valley is 68% lower than the United States average crime rate. That might explain the reason of the increasing population which currently is about 125,793. If you would like to have a Simi Valley zip code in one of Ventura County’s nicest communities, you will find yourself in the zip code zones of 93062 – 93065, 93093 – 93094 and 93099. The Simi Valley area code is 805.
The estimated median household income is about $82,223 and the estimated median house or condo value is $393,200 with a median gross rent of about $1,650.
Simi Valley offers a solution for everyone who is reliant on public transportation. The Simi Valley Transit fixed-route service provides connections to Los Angeles County’s METRO in the San Fernando Valley community of Chatsworth. Easy transportation to Ventura County’s communities and trip planning assistance make tours convenient for everyone, through connections with the Ventura County VISTA-EAST at the Town Center Mall.
The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is called a Special District, which is a separate government entity from the actual City of Simi Valley. Formed in 1961 for the specific purpose of providing parks and recreation activities to the Simi Valley community, they have successfully preserved more than 5,500 acres of land that is used for hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife preservation, as well as, established about 50 parks.
In order to acquire, preserve, maintain and mark historical buildings and landmarks, Simi Valley retains several hundred years of history at the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum.
You may think, such a small town like Simi Valley might bore some people, but they would be relieved to know that Simi Valley has numerous activities. Rancho Simi Community Park and Oak Canyon Community Park offer residents access to public pools, a lovely amphitheater, a tennis court, a soccer field, a volleyball court and a shuffleboard court, which are great activities for those that enjoy outdoor and sports activities. You will never run out of options for an active lifestyle in the Simi Valley community.
Despite the modest size of the city, Simi Valley is inundated with many benefits especially in regards to education. For two consecutive years, Santa Susana High School was awarded the silver medal in the U.S. News & World Report of Top 500 schools in America. Ranked the 555th best high school in the U.S. by MSNBC’s Top 1000 High Schools is Simi Valley High School. There are also many well-known universities in close proximity to the city, such as Cal State Channel Island, California Lutheran University, University of LaVerne, University of Southern California and the University of California Santa Barbara that help to provide profound educations for adults.